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This is about the weekly news publication about Hack Forums. For the subforum in which editions are posted, see HF News (Forum).

HF News Team
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This is the official group for HF Writers that work on HF News, HF Wiki, and HF Docs.
Status: Defunct
Type: Site
Owner: Omniscient
Leaders iHydra
Past Leaders YinSir
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This is the HF News forum for weekly news editions. Check back here to find out about what's happening on Hack Forums every week. Thanks to Yin who founded this section and the HFNT, Writers who release the editions.



The Scholars are responsible for ensuring that journalists' articles are of exceptional quality by editing, revising, and proofreading them prior to publishing - this includes the checking of bb code for broken links and correcting improper formatting. Scholars tend to check a journalists' article on the weekend prior to the upcoming release of the newest edition. To equalize the workload, Editors' will regularly rotate their responsibility through each post of the HF News. (Should you feel the suspicion of plagiarism, you are expected to pursue the doubt, investigate, and inform iHydra of your findings should they be conclusive. Plagiarism is unacceptable on any level and is a dismissable offence.)


Journalists must transcribe a variety of news into an easily-digestible form for the Hack Forums community every Friday. Your job is to research and write the news for your assigned section (often with a partner) on a weekly basis and without any degree of plagiarism. You are generally given creative control over the topics that you choose to cover, but the length of each article should be at least a paragraph - meaning four or five reasonably sized sentences. Make sure the title covers the entirety of the article's contents, focuses on the main idea, and is easily read. Also use this website to reference proper capitalization techniques. The number of necessary articles depends upon the section to which you are assigned and can always be found under Section Sizes. Always take the time to revise your article before you post it, our Editors are only there to catch anything that slips through the cracks.


The On-Call Team is responsible for ensuring all articles are completed prior to the upcoming Edition. On the start of every Saturday, your job is to go through the subforum and look for sections that have not been completed yet. Pick one or a few, fill out the claim form, and get to work. You should complete it on the same day so scholars can proofread it on Saturday as well. The on-call system is what will keep the news team stable and the weekly process smooth.


Interviewers are given autonomy in regards to their interviewee, the questions they ask, and the color-scheme of their interviews (as long as it does not conflict with another interviewer's color scheme); however, each interview should contain at least 12 questions and be formatted correctly, as canned above in Canned Post Formats. Interviewees can be found in the Interview Applications thread stickied in the HF News section or selectively picked from the entirety of Hack Forums for nearly any reason. It is advised that you do not solely pick friends to interview and that members involved in notable or newsworthy events be given preference for interviews. It is also recommended that you keep a backup interview for emergencies.

Graphical Artist

Graphical Artists are in charge of an assigned portion of graphics for the HFNT. Generally, the Graphical Artist will create the Hack Forums News edition banner for each edition, along with section banners.


No history has been specified for this group.

Current Status

The group is currently active and led by iHydra.